Public transport revenue up 12pct after ticket gates activated, fare evasion down

The activating of ticket gates on the Athens metro and the urban railway (ISAP), along with changes to the way passengers board buses, has helped boost revenues and reduce fare evasion, said the Athens public transport organisation OASA on Wednesday.

Revenues have gone up by 12 percent after the gates were activated on the train lines in July and passengers were forced to enter buses only from the front door, next to the driver.

According to a study put together by OASA, fare evasion on buses and trolleys for the same time period has fallen by 14 percent.